Tenet Poised to Purchase California Hospital

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. is in negotiations purchase Emanuel Medical Center, a 209-bed church-owned hospital in Turlock, reports the Modesto Bee.

This would allow Tenet to expand its base in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Currently, 11 of the company’s 49 hospitals are in California, including Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca.

If the transaction does go through, it will not include the 145-bed Brandel Manor nursing home and a 49-bed assisted living center with ties to Emanuel that the church would continue to operate.

Services such as the maternity center, a cancer treatment center operated in partnership with Stanford University, and a the cardiac services program are likely to remain.